Volunteer with The Salvation Army

Almost 3.3 million people of all ages volunteered their time, talents, and resources to assist The Salvation Army’s work in 2014. Our volunteers are critical partners in helping us fulfill our promise to America of “Doing the Most Good.”

Our volunteers provide much-needed assistance in a variety of areas from social services to office work to character-building activities. If you have a skill or just the heart to serve, The Salvation Army has a place for you.

If you would like to volunteer, we need you and appreciate you.

To get involved, please contact your local Salvation Army or visit Volunteer Match and search by location using the keyword “Salvation Army.”

Volunteer Opportunities in Waco

Community Kitchen

Serves meals every day to the needy in Waco. Group of 10-12 people are needed to serve during dinner time (4:45-6:15pm) Monday through Sunday on a monthly basis. This will include meal service, table cleanup, providing drink refills and getting to know the guests.

Booth Garden Apartments

Provides housing for low income seniors and those with federally defined disabilities. Volunteer groups can help with:
-The Congregate Meal Program. Lunch is served at 11:15am-12:30pm Monday through Friday. Opportunities to serve, socialize with the residents and help clean the kitchen and dining room are available.
-Provide a themed party (such as Valentine’s Day, Independence Day) each month.
-Implement and provide Game Days for the residents.
-Plant a garden in the court yard and maintain it throughout the year.
-Sponsor and conduct Bingo games.

Children’s Activities

Character building programs (Adventure Corps, Sunbeams and Girl Guards, similar to Girl and Boy Scouts) are held each Thursday from 5:30-7pm at The Salvation Army church. From 7-7:45pm , Creative Arts and Music classes take place, including Beginner and Intermediate Brass Band, Painting and Singing Company. Volunteers are needed as guest speakers, to teach a skill or provide refreshments.

Food Pantry

Volunteers are needed to stock the shelves with donated food and assist with food drives at our Food Pantry. We welcome one-time, weekly and monthly volunteers.

Family Store

Donations to The Salvation Army Family Store help support local programs and services for the needy in our community. Volunteers are needed to work in the store to help sort donations, hang clothing and assist customers.

Sally’s House

We are seeking four churches or organizations to adopt one room each at Sally’s house, our homeless shelter for women and families. Needs include replacement of bedding, pillows and toys on a routine basis. Walls need to be painted annually.

Seasonal Opportunities

-Repurpose for a purpose/Committee members/volunteers needed.
-Be an Auxiliary or Advisory Board Member and provide advice and support.
-Work on Toys for Tots Registration–mid November through mid December
-Empower Angel Tree volunteers are needed to teach life skills.
-Opportunities are available for teams of Kettle Bell Ringers/Volunteer Kettle Coordinators/Office volunteers.
-Salvation Kids Tree Volunteers are needed in the mall for two weeks; the tree is for children in crisis.
-Toys for Tots volunteers–Distribution days in mid December.
-Stuff the Bus–Back to School supply drive during the first weekend in August.
-Fill the Truck with Toys–First weekend in December.

For volunteer opportunities, please contact us at 254-756-7271